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Couples make hundreds of decisions leading up to their wedding day, including what favors they should give to guests. Wedding favors are an enduring reminder of your special day guests can use to look back on and remember the celebration. Many couples hand out customized cocktail spears or shot glasses as party favors, but you may want something a little more personal or practical. Here are seven favors for your LGBTQ+ wedding that won’t break the bank!

A Mini Garden

Succulents are a great plant option and make excellent party favors, even for those who don’t have a green thumb. You can easily transport them to and from the reception venue, and guests will love them. Put your spin on it by decorating the vase yourself for a truly customized parting gift!

Holiday Ornaments

Keepsake ornaments are an ideal favor for winter or holiday-themed weddings. You can find plain ornaments at craft stores and decorate them to say “Just Married” or whatever saying you want. Consider turning an engagement photo into a picture ornament through Shutterfly. Your guests will love it and display it on their Christmas trees for countless holidays to come.

Make Your Own Soundtrack

Music is an integral part of any wedding reception. As you plan what music to play, write some songs down that can go onto a CD. It can include your favorite songs or those that hold a special place in you and your partner’s heart.

DIY Candy Bags

A growing trend for wedding receptions is to have a candy bar. Instead of keeping the leftovers for yourself, create customized plastic bags and allow your guests to fill as many sweets as they can into them.

Late Night Snacks

Weddings are long days for everyone, including the guests. Make their evening a bit easier by sending them home with a late-night snack. Include popcorn, drinks, and other snacks as a parting favor. Depending on your budget, you can also include a small gift card for coffee.

Provide a Family Recipe

Sharing an old family recipe with your guests is a unique wedding favor. Choose a recipe from either of your childhoods and place the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag or mason jar. You can buy or create custom gift bags to place them in, along with a copy of the recipe on stationery.

Keepsake Invitations

While wedding favors are fun, you don’t have to wait for the reception to give guests something fun to keep! Customized wedding invitations are a unique way to invite friends and family while giving them a simple and beautiful keepsake at the same time. Consider tying the invitation into your wedding’s theme for an added element.

Tie the Knot at Windows on the Water

When you’re ready to tie the knot, choose Windows on the Water. Located on 86-acres of natural landscape in central New Jersey, our venue offers the ideal setting for a picturesque wedding. Whether you’re planning a more intimate reception or a large outdoor ceremony, we can help you create the perfect background for your special day. Call (609) 208-9475 or complete our contact form to speak with one of our wedding planners today!